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  • Putting Bertha Butt, Skinny Sam and Thug Brotha in perspective

    All this whoopty-woo over the popular website "Hot Ghetto Mess" making it to the Black Entertainment Airwaves smacks of nothing less than pure one hundred percent unadulterated hypocrisy. The hue and cry accusing BET of promoting a stereotype ...
  • New Primitives, Casual Confusion throw down with true strength

    New Primitives, Casual Confusion throw down with true strengthLet's talk warhorses and young lions. Recently I had the pleasure to catch both New Primitives and Casual Confusion throwing down with true strength.Photo: New Primitives left to right: To...
  • Chewing the fat with Chris about everything from Jackie Chan to Kanye West

    Chewing the fat with Chris about everything from Jackie Chan to Kanye WestBorn in Atlanta, Georgia on August 31, 1972, Chris Tucker has come a long way since his days doing stand-up on Def Comedy Jam. Starring in box office smashes that include the #1 gro...
  • Advocates use law, science to protect environment, residents

    Advocates use law, science to protect environment, residentsAs more people worry that chemicals in the air or the water might be causing their cancers and other illnesses, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy came up with an idea: the St. Paul-...
  • Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life by Beverly Lowry

    "Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life" by Beverly LowryIf you're like most people, you walk for exercise, but you grab the closest parking spot at the mall. You go to the gym, but you'll drive five blocks to the store for milk. If you�...
  • Celebrate young people surpassing conventional expectations

    Celebrate young people surpassing conventional expectationsIt was refreshing to pick up the paper and read about pilot Barrington Irving being the first man or woman of African blood (not to mention the youngest person of any color) to fly Earth's ci...
  • Despite mock burial, teen journalists say, N-word not gone

    Despite mock burial, teen journalists say, N-word not goneWASHINGTON (NNPA) - By the time the epitaph had been said over the N-word, symbolically buried by the NAACP last week, youth around the nation had already dug it back up thousands of times."Wa...
  • Letters to the editor

    Rondo synonymous with social justice and Black liberationThank you, Insight newspaper, for publishing the article "Rondo Days: Community personified." I grew up in the Rondo community and am a member of the Communist Party of Minnesota. Therefor...
  • Housing nonprofit gives Northside store new purpose

    Housing nonprofit gives Northside store new purposeLast year a Builder's Surplus store in North Minneapolis went out of business. Its warehouse, however, which was owned by Lampert's Yards, Inc., was completely stocked. Aisles and shelves were f...
  • Mobilizing, redirecting our $965 billion purchasing power

    Mobilizing, redirecting our $965 billion purchasing power Can you name this tune? "Fish don't fry in the kitchen. Beans don't burn on the grill. Took a whole lot of tryin' just to fix up that meal" or "Just lookin' out o...
  • Market yourself in a 30 second commercial

    If you are the inventor of the internet, standing on stage before an audience who has paid money to hear you speak, then a lengthy monologue is warranted. In most conversations, however, the listener's attention will be limited to the length of a lin...
  • Black men have highest incidence rates for prostate cancer

    Black men have highest incidence rates for prostate cancerWhat is Prostate Cancer?Prostate cancer occurs when the cells of the prostate begin to grow uncontrollably and become malignant. Prostate cancer is a significant health concern in the U.S. due to i...
  • Minnesota top in new study of child well-being: State improved in 3 of 10 areas despite rise in child poverty

    Minnesota top in new study of child well-being: State improved in 3 of 10 areas despite rise in child povertyDespite steep rise in child poverty and uninsured children Minnesota Ranks at top of new study of Child Well Being National KIDS COUNT Data Book....
  • Pre-schoolers earn first diplomas at Wheatley cap and gown ceremony

    Twelve pre-schoolers in caps and gowns received diplomas and a bag of kindergarten school supplies at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center on June 8. ...
  • Scholarship fund memorializes Murray music legacy

    Mary Kay Murray Boyd wrote an impassioned plea to colleagues, friends and members of the Rondo Community in St. Paul: "Dear Friends, Educational research has brought forth valuable information regarding the importance of developing the whole brain of...
  • Fancy Ray, Chikn Wing, K Jay: Comedy in serious effect

    Fancy Ray, Chik'n Wing, K Jay: Comedy in serious effectHumor for soul folk (though not limited thereto) is coming up in strong supply in Minneapolis with the madcap antics of prodigal cutup Fancy Ray McCloney, crazy veteran clown Chik'n Wing doi...
  • Ballentine makes fashion statement with Suede

    Ballentine makes fashion statement with SuedeThere was something special about the makeshift patterns Dee Ballentine, at age four, watched her mother cut from newspapers. And there was an impression made on her young life as she tagged along with her moth...
  • Flooded with refugees, a farmer shares land

    (Iriba, Chad) When Darfuri refugees started streaming across the border into Chad four years ago, fleeing a civil war that has killed 200,000 and displaced 2.5 million, many Chadians opened their arms in welcome. ...
  • Visionary crusaders launched Black journalism

    Visionary crusaders launched Black journalism"While the Constitution declares that all men are born free and equal, the wise corporation of the city of Washington… see proper to proscribe the rights of a certain portion of the community… Ought su...
  • Colin Channer redefined the Caribbean novel

    Colin ChannerColin Channer, the Bob Marley of Jamaican literature, is making his Twin Cities debut on 7 p.m. Friday, August 3, with a reading at the Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55415; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Marri...

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